Chef Parnass Savang Explores Naem, a Sour, Funky, Fermented Revelation

Dr. Julia Skinner

You can naem anything!” says Parnass Savang. 

Sitting in the dining room of Talat Market, the Atlanta restaurant he co-owns with Rod Lassiter, Savang has had a whirlwind few years. Initially a pop-up, Talat Market opened as a brick and mortar during the height of the pandemic, and by necessity began life as a takeout restaurant before evolving into its current full-service form. Talat Market, which literally means “market...